Java is one of the popular programming languages in the IT industry. Whenever you go for an IT interview for a developer post, the interviewer is likely to ask you questions from Java. Java is consistent in the last 20 years as it is gaining massive strength every passing day. In the previous two decades, a lot of programming language has been introduced. Still, very few of them were able to subside in this cut-throat competition of the technology market.
However, our main objective here is to educate the learners about setting the path of Java. Most of the Java users face a lot of difficulties while setting the path on the system. If you are such a victim and do not know the right steps to set the path of Java, then read the article carefully till the end. We assure you that you will get your answers here.
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Setting a Permanent Path in Java
To know how to set a permanent path in Java refer to the below section as all the steps are covered in a detailed way. There can be two ways to set path in Java one is temporary, and the other one is permanent, and here in this article, we are going to talk about the permanent path setup in Java.
We are assuming that you know the steps to install JDK from oracle. Make sure you provide valid details while signing up to oracle so that you do not face issues while downloading JAVA. Once your setup is complete do not think that Java application will run, you need to set the path.
Step 1: Click on “This PC” properties
Step2: From there go to “Advanced system settings”
Step 3: Navigate to “Environment Variables” from there
Step 4 : Now you need to click on the new tab of the user variables
Step 5: Now give a name to your path for example “Path”
Step 6: Copy the path of your bin folder and paste it on the variable value
Step 7: Click on “OK” button
Step 8: Then again click on “OK” button
Step 9: Your Java path is now set. Now you can run your Java files.
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Check whether Java is Successfully Set Up or Not
Are you sure that your path is set? What could be the best way to check whether the path has been successfully set up to your system or not? All you have to do is to open the command prompt and type these two commands “java -version” and “javac“.
By using ‘java -version‘ command, you can check the Java JDK version and ‘javac‘ command will help you to understand whether the Java compiler is set up or not.
javac is a compiler that helps you to compile your java file. If you find a bunch of statements in the command prompt that means Java JDK 13 is fully set up on your windows system.
Hope by reading this article, you will successfully build the path and configure it to your system. We have given all the necessary screenshots to make you understand in the best possible way. However, we have not mentioned the temporary path setup of Java instead focused on environment path setup if you want to make our content on the temporary path set up then you can let us know in the comment section.
Another thing is that Setting a Permanent Path for Java will not assure you that you can run programs of Java. All you have to do is to download compiler or IDE to deal with your projects. So how to download compiler or IDE will be covered in the next section.